Château Tour Baladoz is a lovely and typical Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, property of the Shepper family - also owner of Château Haut Breton Larigaudière in Margaux. The blend is dominated by merlot, making it a round and fruity red with notes of spring flowers and a nice wooden touch. The 2011 vintage has had time to assimilate its 18 months in oak barrels and with its well-integrated tannins, it is perfect to dink now.
Bronze Medal at Decanter World Wine Awards
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Château Tour Baladoz
Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Dry Red wine
30% Cabernet Franc
from now to 2021
1 hour before
Prime beef filet with roasted vegetables
Clay and limestone
22 acres (9 hectares)
30 years old
18 months in oak barrels
|What experts say|
Bronze Medal at Decanter World Wine Awards "An enduring nose of cedar and cassis leading to a ripe plum and dark berry palate. Wonderful concentration with a hint of mocha on the finish."
90/100 "With considerable new wood flavors, this is a ripely opulent wine. It has weight, rich tannins, a smooth surface as its skims over the black fruits. The acidity, sweet black plum jelly, both give a warm, ripe character to the wine."
88/100 "Beautiful garnet colour. Smoky and woody nose on a background of jammy fruit (cherry, redcurrant, blackcurrant). Classy and straight palate. The oak supports nicely the fruit. The tannins are melting. A true and honest Saint-Emilion, with the qualities that matter."
This is the flagship wine of the family and it has all the characteristics of a great Margaux. The nose is explosive with a combination of fruits, spices and toast that continues on the palate. The structure is rich and powerful, yet very elegant. It then shows a persistent finish, calling for more. Very well made and ready to drink now, it will also age...
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